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Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance / Ghost Rider: L'Esprit de vengeance (Bilingual)

Fergus Riordan , Spencer Wilding , Brian Taylor , Mark Neveldine    DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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In its best moments, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is an amusingly gonzo popcorn movie fueled by the combined manic energy of its star, Nicolas Cage, who reprises his turn as the tormented Marvel Comics antihero, and directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank, Gamer). The trio's performances in front of and behind the camera seem to indicate their wish for Spirit of Vengeance to be regarded not as a sequel to the wan 2007 Ghost Rider film, but rather an entity unto itself, and in truth, the picture does work overtime to distance itself from its predecessor, from its fast-and-loose origin rewrite at the picture's opening to its tonal shift towards darker, meaner territory. That doesn't entirely translate into a better film: though the script, based on a story by David S. Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins), bears greater resemblance to its comic book origins than its predecessor, its story, which sends the Ghost Rider on a mission to protect the son of Satan (Ciarán Hinds), is unable to thread its diverse elements, which include a listless rendition of veteran heel Blackout (Johnny Whitworth), po-faced, high-tech monks led by Christopher Lambert, and Idris Elba's fighting priest, along with assorted exorcisms, rituals, and come-and-go powers, into a cohesive and believable film. That, of course, may make no difference to viewers who have come for the sheer spectacle, which, in spite of a greatly reduced budget, is provided in spades by Neveldine/Taylor's caffeinated direction and Cage's by-now trademark acting excesses (in his most unfettered moments, Cage approaches Klaus Kinski/Timothy Carey levels of scenery consumption). In doing so, they inject a sense of breakneck fun into the proceedings, regardless of its absurd elements, sorely lacking from the previous Ghost Rider adventure. Extras are limited to six deleted and extended scenes, none of which add up to anything special; those seeking more supplemental features should investigate the Blu-ray edition, which includes commentary by Neveldine/Taylor and a feature-length making-of documentary that details the film's rather torturous path to completion. --Paul Gaita

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2014
Format:Blu-ray
Très bon service et produit.
Merci,
Gabriel Daniel
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Esprit Jan. 29 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
J'ai le plaisir de compléter ma série de Ghost Rider. Et il est dommage qu'il n'y en a pas d'autre avec cet acteur.
Le colis est arriver rapidement. Il était bien envelopper et je n'ai pas eut de mal à le développer. L'état du DVD est conforme a mes espérances et j'ai eut beaucoup de plaisir a le visionner avec mes amies. Merci
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ghost rider spirit of vengence March 20 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
this movie is the best one yet because it is way better it actually how it is suppose to be
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars mEH July 3 2012
By laura
Format:Blu-ray
THEY MADE USE 20 WORDS TO FILL THIS OUT SO HEY DON'T BUY THIS MOVIE ANYONE ITS THE WORSE MOVIE EVER MADE I MEAN ITS BAD

JUST ANOTHER PIECE OF POO FROM HOLLYWOOD
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicolas Cage July 24 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Nicolas Cage can play any role but this movie is one good movies and the first one too, a must see.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghost Rider ups the stakes! Sept. 22 2012
By Robert Badgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Ghost Rider:Spirit of Vengeance(released Feb/12) stars Nicholas Cage as the Ghost rider,Johnny Blaze,Johnny Whitworth as Ray Carrigan,Fergus Riordan as Danny,Ciarán Hinds as Roarke,Violante Placido as Nadya,Danny's mother,and Idris Elba as Moreau.This installment of the movie franchise(yes,you bet there will be sequels),is a film onto itself,that is you don't need to have seen the first to get this one.Also it has a far greater sense of humour and a more balls-to-the-walls dynamic than the previous venture,and I liked it.
The plot finds the Rider in eastern Europe.A black Frenchman by the name of Moreau is after protecting a boy named Danny and his mother Nadya.They are on the run from one Ray Carrigan,who works for none other than the devil himself,this incarnation going by the name of Roarke.The pair don't stop to accept Moreau's help as they're too busy fleeing from Ray,and just by the skin of their teeth.
Moreau seeks out and finds the Ghost Rider and asks him to help him to find and protect Danny,and in exchange he will rid Johnny Blaze of his inner demon.The bargain made,they set out to find and confront Ray and his boys,and get Danny back.At one point a confrontation of gigantic proportions takes place in a quarry.Ray has rendezvoused with an arms dealer who allows him the use of a bunker busting bazooka.The Ghost Rider appears and Ray goes to work,but nothing stops the Rider who ends up tearing the entire contingent of men there apart,using an immense digger that comes to life in flames.Ray is seemingly dead and the Rider has both mother and Danny,safe for the moment.
They arrive at a monastery where the monks hide the boy and his mother for their own safety and the Rider undergoes a cleansing ritual of sorts within the monastery's catacombs.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MEH!!! June 26 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Worse than the first one! I wouldn't even waste my bandwidth on a torrent download. Save your hard earned money folks.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Flat... just flat Oct. 27 2012
Format:DVD
Entertaining movie - purely from the special effects perspective, and the interesting proposition of trying to save Satan's son, from Satan. Nicholas Cage's acting seemed very flat. He did the occasional insane piece well.

I rated the movie a two star, because I was disappointed that it really was not much of an engaging or exciting movie - but it was not a complete utter failure or disaster. The special effects just did away with characters - which seemed too conveniently easy. The ending was also too convenient - that the Ghost Rider's good past suddenly emerges for the conclusion. The Director could have built this up better - disappointed that he did not.

If you are bored... maybe it is an OK Tuesday mid-afternoon movie to catch ... if you have the day off with nothing else to do. Otherwise - you can miss this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Great movie for my son (11) who had seen this movie before but wanted it for his collection. Now he wants the first one!
Published 17 months ago by Lisa Butson
4.0 out of 5 stars better than the first.
Ok ghost rider 1 sucked real bad. But the 2nd one I was hped for. And yet it was very good. Only thing I did not like was the dumb bad guys. Like rellay they sucked
Published 19 months ago by godzilla_fan
1.0 out of 5 stars Whaaaa?
Probably the worst movie that i've seen in the last year...Plot makes no sense and the whole movie looks like an annoying, loud rock music video.. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ian G. Mcgillivray
1.0 out of 5 stars so bad it's...well, bad
The first Ghost Rider was a classic B movie. This was is so bad it's not even close to being in that "so bad, it's good. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Brian Maitland
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesnt' Work
I've never done a review but if Amazon is stupid enough to email me a request for a review of a product that doesn't work, never worked and they won't replace then so be it. Read more
Published 23 months ago by MWP
2.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
While it stays truer to the comic books than the first movie, it sadly falls short. The premise has tons of potential but the script, direction and editing are not the best. Read more
Published on July 28 2012 by Gary Raiche
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!
Wow. What a terrible movie. An awful script, bad villains (a guy who kills things when he touches them..wtf), mediocre special effects and bad actors. Read more
Published on July 10 2012 by Chris R
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